Getting High w Pro Skater Antwuan Dixon 1 of 4 – Epicly Later’d – VICE

Getting High w Pro Skater Antwuan Dixon 1 of 4 – Epicly Later’d – VICE


ANTWUAN DIXON: What
you want to do? Go trip by the pool? MALE SPEAKER: Yeah. ANTWUAN DIXON: And talk? Yeah, [INAUDIBLE]. Got my little weights
out there. I already worked out
this morning. I woke up at 7:00, and then I
was going to go to the park, but those fools didn’t
want to go. Fucking hot out here, man. Shits cool, right? You like it– the house? MALE SPEAKER: Yeah. ANTWUAN DIXON: [COUGHING] It’s cool. I just be chilling. So I wake up early, since
I don’t drink normally, like I used to. I’ll probably have, like,
a beer or some shit, but that’s nothing. You know, just like
poolside chilling. You’re sitting by the pool,
you got to have a beer and a blunt. That’s like mandatory,
you know? It’s not how I used
to get wasted. MALE SPEAKER: Welcome
back to the show. Since we started the show,
there’s a short list of people that– like, dream episodes. And I think Antwuan Dixon, for
me, is one of those people that just like really blew
up– came out with the “Baker 3” video. No one had ever heard of him. At the premiere, people were
yelling at the screen, standing on their seats. It was a really triumphant
entrance into skating. Antwuan Dixon is a legend. I mean, from the tattoos all
over his face to him being one of the most gifted
skateboarders– and you’ll see from this
footage, he goes to this contest, and people
just swarm him. Kids are like breaking it off,
and Antwuan comes in– no skateboard– nothing– and almost, like, wins
the contest. Shows up– kids are worshipping him. Older skaters are trying to give
him drugs and alcohol. And it was like he emerged from
the contest victorious. The stuff I filmed is from 10:00
AM till about 8:00 PM. He’s in and out of handcuffs. I’d never been surrounded
by that many cops. And then I think at about
8:00 PM, I kind of had enough, and I left. The paradox is that he’s
actually kind of a mellow dude when he’s not drunk,
when people aren’t giving him drugs. I’m hoping to explore that. Who is Antwuan Dixon? What’s his story? And this is it– Antwuan Dixon episode. Hope you enjoy it. MALE SPEAKER: What are you
going to ask Jim and Erik about Lizard? Antwuan? MALE SPEAKER: What
about Lizard? I’m going to do a
Lizard episode and an Antwuan episode. How’d you first hear of him? ERIK ELLINGTON: First heard
of Antwuan probably five or six years ago. And Angel [INAUDIBLE] from [INAUDIBLE] showed me a tape. I don’t know how he got it. But he was like, yo,
check this kid out. And he was like 15,
just killing it. ANTWUAN DIXON: How’d you get
approached to get on Baker? ANTWUAN DIXON: By Erik and
Andrew at the trade show while I was watching Eric. They show him doing
Baker at Carlsbad. And then I seen them,
and they’re like, wait, Antwuan Dixon? I’m like, yeah, like, you
know what I’m saying? What the fuck? They know me? That’s why I was like,
yeah, like– [INAUDIBLE] so I’m like, yeah. And he goes and gets Andrew. They’re like, yeah, some– blah, blah, blah, blah. So we like your fucking
[INAUDIBLE]. We want to give you a board. And I was like, for real? Like, damn. ERIK ELLINGTON: Me and Andrew
asked him if he wanted to get boards from Baker. And he was like, yeah– just
real humble, mellow kid– really, really mellow. And he’s like, yeah sure. JIM GRECO: Filming the “Baker
3,” hear about this kid that they put on that was just like
the most unbelievable thing. Then I finally seen this part
at the premiere, and I was like fucking blown away. I couldn’t believe my eyes. ANTWUAN DIXON: You know, it’s
like, my first premiere, my name’s on the fucking TV. People were like not really
saying nothing. You know, they’re like, what
the fuck was this? But it was so crazy. I was like looking, and then
they’re clapping and clapping as it’s going on, and
then after it, the people just went crazy. Once it was over, I walked out
of there dog, I felt like– it was the craziest thing–
like, the craziest overwhelming feeling, like– you know like– like, it was weird, but
it wasn’t like– [BREATHING FAST]– not at the time. I was just feeling like a– [BREATHING SLOW]– like, oh my– it was weird, like
[BREATHING FAST]– like finna cry or– I can’t even fucking
explain it. It was just like probably
just so fucking happy. Every little kid’s dream–
wants to get on Baker, you know? MALE SPEAKER: After that, it was
like it was like being on was like a green light to just
be the best or something like that, because for a certain
period of time, he was getting like two or three tricks
a day– like gnarly shit, easily. And it was all “Baker 3,” and
then I made this “Baker Has a Death Wish.” He has a
full-length part in that one, you know. That was all of Antwuan– those three videos– that’s his career
to me so far. ERIK ELLINGTON: So when we
approached Antwuan– like, we’re starting Death Wish
as a board company. You want to ride for it? He was just automatically into
it because he’d been writing on his grip tape forever
and stuff like that. MALE SPEAKER: And he hadn’t
been pro yet? ERIK ELLINGTON: No. He turned pro for Death Wish. There was a demand
for his board. And he’s really a charismatic
dude, so at signings and stuff, he’s just kind of the
center of attention. And it just seems like once all
that stuff comes together, you just go, oh, yeah,
he should be pro. SHANE HEYL: Just to watch him
do a three flip or a crook back 180, it’s just like how
do you do it like that? And you have all these
other kids trying to mimic his style. That’s just how he skates. He’s just chilling– arms down, kind of relaxed–
and that’s how he does it. And you see people faking the
funk, where it’s just like they’re trying so hard
to be like him. It’s like, come on, man. You can’t do that. MALE SPEAKER: What skaters
did you look up to? ANTWUAN DIXON: There was one
dude that I loved out of everybody, and I still do. MALE SPEAKER: Who’s that? ANTWUAN DIXON: His name
is Gailea Momolu– best gnarly [INAUDIBLE]– you know what I’m saying?– black power– real quick. I don’t know, it’s just like
that’s why I do [INAUDIBLE] and [INAUDIBLE]. He’s the man of that shit, and I
used to just love how he did it, so I wanted to learn
it like him. So that’s why he’s
my favorite. He does bomb ass [INAUDIBLE]
flips, like gnarly tail slide, gnarly [INAUDIBLE] lip, gnarly
[INAUDIBLE] back lip, gnarly [INAUDIBLE] back lip. He’s the fucking shit. He’s so good. My other favorite skaters
are Theotis Beasley. That’s my baby. He’s been there, you know? Just like how he’s seen me–
just like how I’ve seen him, we came from nothing
to something, you know what I mean? Two little hood niggers– you know?– fuck. THEOTIS BEASLEY: Yeah, I
knew him for years– yeah, kind of like my brother. We all grew up around the same
area– me, Antwuan, and [INAUDIBLE], but them
two is on Death Wish, and I’m on Baker. Just everybody in the same area
happened to be like part of the same family, and
that’s real tight. And Antwuan, yeah,
that’s my boy. And he always looked
out for me. And it was fun when we always
go on trips together– everybody together,
it’s real fun. ANTWUAN DIXON: And then my other
one is fucking Moose. Oh, my God, that kid
is ridiculous. He is so fucking good. He’s the coolest, nicest
little kid, man. Fuck yeah, Moose. You’re the man, dude. You’re going to be the fucking–
his favorite skater’s [INAUDIBLE], but if
he’s consistent like the motherfucker, he’s going to be
like that fool, I swear.

100 thoughts on “Getting High w Pro Skater Antwuan Dixon 1 of 4 – Epicly Later’d – VICE

  1. I feel the part in the beginning: " He`s a mellow guy, when ppl arent giving him alcohol and drugs"… That has me all written over it.. Peace to all talented addicts ❤✌

  2. Damn he starts off looking ok I the first episode then each one he looks rougher & rougher I feel bad they helping him self destruct although you make your own choices at the end of the day…but It seems like he just wants to be loved & have attention like any human does

  3. I bet most people commenting don’t understand the talent on these videos. Yeah he’s had his problems but antwaun is a talent that has never properly been seen before.

  4. seems like hes generally a nice guy man, maybe he just has a bit of shit going on no one knows, not nice to see negativity floating about this comment section ffs

  5. I'm all for the dude. Yet, with that said he should learn to keep his pvt life private. no use being your own worst enemy in the UNITED SNAKES when are black people going to learn that shit frfr. pisses me off trying to ignore reality when so many of us have fallen before you over the same silly misconceptions and delusions about our reality.
    sponsors and what they think matters when they get you paid, get that house , cars etc . smdh you can lead a brother to riches but you can't make him respect his own shit.

  6. pretty much expected OVERT AND COVERT HATE TOWARDS THIS BROTHER. IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY but the way you folks are hating on Antwuan is like females do yet you're males/men. smdh

    wtf is wrong with you little piss ants ? oops i guess i just answered my own question lol. carry on

  7. I think he may be borderline schizophrenic damn what a TALENTED DUDE with a bad HABIT. Good luck brother

  8. The greats always have super demons. Love you, bruh. Oh. And no more face tats. When you get older and all your bulbs are lit, the face tats will always be a reminder of the stupid years.

  9. The beginning kinda makes me sad cause it sounds like he's on track working out and getting up early but then he says I was gonna go to the park but those fools didnt wanna go, it sounds like certain people were holding him back and stopped him from making more progress

  10. It’s obvious he has a substance abuse issue… he has to address it otherwise he’s gonna piss away a career that’s hella lucrative and maybe end up fucked up.

  11. Dude has huge talent and w/ that big problems. We've seen this before many times. Hope he gets his shit together and it all works out for him.

  12. like you know what I'm saying like WHAT THE FUCK like you know wat I'm sYjn HAHA like I was just like

  13. I’m not a skater, never was good at it but I grew up in the 80s 90s skate scene. But I have watched Antwon’s videos several times because I love his flow!

  14. I have a buddy like Antwuan, and it was honestly stressful being around him in public cause there was always some drama involved lol. (He’s now in jail).

  15. Love this dude since I seen him land that tre flip as the Biggie beat slapped. He had those coughing sweats going in the beginning. Those jawns will getcha.

  16. Uno de los mas grandes hijos de Dios en el skateboarding. Junto con Ali Boulala. De mis mas grandes inspiraciones y referentes de la libertaria sensación q antes daba el skateboarding.

  17. It’s kinda fucked they put “getting high with pro skater…” why not a less discriminating title idk, either way good vids

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